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About the Scottish Parliament


Parliament business happens throughout the year, with periods of "recess" (breaks). During recess, there are normally no meetings in the Chamber and no committee meetings. MSPs are usually in their local areas where they carry on work with constituents. They can also continue to submit motions and written parliamentary questions.

Recess dates

The precise dates of recess change each year. Recess dates for the next session of Parliament will be agreed after the Scottish Parliament election in May 2021. 

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